"Alien army invader in the late '30s was quickly translatable from Martian to German." --David Ropeik, Journalist
"War of the Worlds" premieres October 29, 2013 at 9pm ET on PBS.
This funny, probing program re-examines assumptions about American culture in the 1950s.
The story of Chicago's dramatic transformation from a swampy frontier town to a massive metropolis in the nineteenth century.
The staggering death tolls of the Civil War permanently altered the character of the republic and the psyche of the American people.
Robert Noyce's invention of the microchip launched the world into the Information Age.
A daunting story of shipwreck, starvation, mutiny and cannibalism amongst a group left abandoned in the high Arctic.
Of all the alphabet agencies of the New Deal, none captured the public's imagination like J. Edgar Hoover's FBI.
A courageous band of civil rights activists called Freedom Riders who in 1961 challenged segregation in the American South.
His stunning triumph at the 1936 Olympic Games captivated the world even as it infuriated the Nazis. Premiering May 1.